How to mount a USB flash disk on a Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

May 23, 2014 Jessica


Raspberry Pi Spy posted this useful tutorial showing how to mount a USB flash disk to your pi.

Whether you call them USB flash disks, memory sticks, keys or drives they are a useful accessory in the world of computers. By now many people will have a collection of various devices of varying capacities. Using them with the Pi is a great way of getting some use out of them rather than letting them gather dust in a drawer.

I tend to transfer files from my Pi using FTP but occasionally it is useful to get stuff onto a USB drive. There are lots of guides already out there but I had a few issues using most of them, mainly due to permission problems. My main goal was to clarify the process by which I could mount standard FAT32 drives and allow the default Pi user read/write permissions.

So here is my procedure for using USB flash drives with the Raspberry Pi where the Pi user has permissions to use it without needing “sudo”. It works great with the shiney new Kingston 32GB DataTraveler I’ve just bought myself.

See the full tutorial here.

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